Marietta, GA asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Oklahoma

Q: I got a witness notification of court date from ok. It requests me but I live far away. Is this a subpoena/mandatory?

I received a witness notice of court date rrequesting my presence back In Oklahoma for an auto accident in which they are charging the man that hit me. They sent the letter on 9/3/19. I received it 9/10/19 via regular mail and was not served. I’ve called and left messages trying to tell them it is nearly impossible for me to get there but no one has answered my calls. What will happen if I do not go?

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Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If you have not been properly served you have no legal obligation to appear. However, your failure to appear to testify could result in the case being dismissed against the Defendant.

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